Cleaning windows under presssure

By Euan Youdale09 October 2015

Hinowa 26.14 belonging to MBS Access at Milton Keynes Central

Hinowa 26.14 belonging to MBS Access at Milton Keynes Central

A new lightweight tracked boom lift has helped make window cleaning quicker and more convenient at an iconic shopping centre in the UK.

Central Milton Keynes shopping centre is famous for its glazed, street-style arcades. However areas of the interior side of the glazing were considered inaccessible by a boom lift due to weight restrictions on the floor.

Rental company MBS Access rose to the challenge thanks to its investment in the Hinowa 26.14 crawler-mounted boom. It has a working height of 25.7m as well as providing horizontal reach of 13.6m.

Ben Dobson, Director of MBS Access, said, “The window cleaners told us that they hadn’t been able to use powered access for this job for about a decade. There is an underground car park pretty much directly beneath the floor so ground pressure is a real issue.

“The Hinowa 26.14 combines light weight and low ground pressure with excellent reach, so it could get the job done. The window cleaning company were in and out in a matter of hours, providing a faster and more efficient service for the shopping centre.”

Essex-based MBS Access was the world’s first customer for the Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS, which it purchased from APS, the official UK distributor for Hinowa.

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